Picture Books Library < Behaviour < Telling the Truth
Books which either encourage children to tell the truth, or explain the negative effect that lying can have on others. Children tell lies for a number of reasons, including to avoid punishment, to protect others, and sometimes simply to please you by altering their version of a story to one you will want to hear. It is completely natural for very young children to tell lies (in fact, they are incapable of telling the difference between fact and fiction). But we all want to raise a child who is honest when it truly matters, and these picture books are a good place to start encouraging them to tell the truth.